Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 4/10/13
Although the pre-season odds for the new MLB season show that the Washington Nationals are the favourites to win the World Series – with odds of just 8/1 – the situation for those looking to bet on the outcome is not as simple as all that. The odds information available at sports betting sites suggests that this is going to be a very exciting and competitive MLB season, with plenty of teams in the running for glory, which is great for fans – but makes things more complicated for those considering a future bet. Indeed, although the Nationals have favourite status, this is really only because you can get 8/1 on them at more sites than you can for any other team – as these low odds are available for several other teams at some sites. The likes of the two LA sides 9the Dodgers and the Angels) and the Detroit Tigers are also available at 8/1 for this season’s World Series – just not quite as widely. These sides all have different strengths and weaknesses, for example the Dodgers have the big
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